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Infomercials for Despots


Media scoundrels front for despots.

by Stephen Lendman

Sanitizing news and suppressing what's most important is bad enough. Imagine compounding it by producing infomercials for despots. CNN stands accused. More on that below.

It's well known that Western major media represent wealth and power interests. Fox New is a Republican party house organ. It also reflects Rupert Murdoch's worldview.

It features demagoguery, managed news, scandal, sleaze, and warmongering. It's prototypical presstitute media. Famed journalist George Seldes (1890 - 1995) denounced it in books like "Lords of the Press."

He called them "the most powerful force against the general welfare of the majority of the people." He exposed their tactics long before Project Censored and Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting.

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(FAIR) once called Fox News "the most biased name in news....with its extraordinary right-wing tilt." Viewing it is like watching "a Harlem Globetrotters game (knowing) which side is supposed to win." 

It's hard-right, pro-business, pro-war, pro-occupation, anti-populist, sleazy and biased. It combines the worst of yellow journalism with juiced-up infotainment and junk food news.

It's a mouthpiece piece for Republican extremism. It long ago stopped pretending it's legitimate. It mocks real journalism. It's not tolerated on air.

Britain owns and operates BBC. It scrupulously follows government marching orders. It backs its imperial and neoliberal agenda.

Media Lens is an antidote to misinformation. Last July, co-editor David Edwards headlined "Blocked By The BBC," saying:

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Its reports are notoriously pro-Israeli. Accuracy on Occupied Palestine is sorely lacking. Edwards asked Jon Williams, its World News Editor, to comment on Greg Philo/Mike Berry's book "More Bad News From Israel."

An updated edition analyzed BBC and ITV Cast Lead coverage. It was unconscionably biased. "The most striking feature of the news texts," said Philo and Berry, "is the dominance of the Israeli perspective, in relation to the causes of the conflict."

Truth and full disclosure got short shrift. One-sided Israeli support excludes accuracy of what happened and what's ongoing daily. In classic understatement, said Edwards, both writers said it's "difficult in the face of this to see how the BBC can sustain a claim to be offering balanced reporting."

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